This year's Excellence in Service Awards went to an enthusiast about Japanese (and other) cultures and a strong supporter of students working for a better Africa.
UCLA political scientist Marc Trachtenberg, who teaches a Burkle Center-backed course on the post-9/11 world, explains in a newspaper article that current events can be approached with detachment.
Fred G. Notehelfer directed the UCLA Center for Japanese Studies for 16 years and co-directed an East Asian Studies consortium in Southern California for 20 years. He will continue teaching at UCLA for another year before retiring.
In more than three decades at UCLA, Nicholas Entrikin has led his department, the review of faculty promotions across campus, and the Institute's Global Studies IDP. Now he's taking on two jobs in one: overseeing the growth of UCLA's global relationships and building bridges among multidisciplinary programs on campus. He and Ron Rogowski, the outgoing vice provost and dean, talk about where the Institute is heading.
Fifteen years after El Salvador's civil war, says Blanca Flor Bonilla, a member of the Legislative Assembly, extreme poverty is promoting organized crime, mass emigration, and the disintegration of families.
Nearly 350 faculty, staff, students and others packed the crowded exhibition space at Perloff Hall, peering at computer monitors, test-driving Web applications, taking notes, and trading ideas and business cards.
The American pioneer of a powerhouse Brazilian television network tells his story at UCLA.
Listen to a UCLAradio story about a documentary screening by Kevin Sites, a pioneering solo journalist for Yahoo! News, on war zones around the world. The event was presented by AsiaMedia, sponsored by the UCLA International Institute, Latin American Center, African Studies Center and Asia Institute.
Pioneering solo journalist Kevin Sites screens his film about the civilian cost of war.
Center events on Tibetan Buddhism are part of an effort to create a UCLA chair in the field. On May 23, a high-ranking Buddhist abbot and a U of Michigan professor will read the poetry of a modern Tibetan monk in the original language and in English translation.
A UCLA Global Fellow discusses West African women's longstanding influence on a global market in textiles, and the emerging role of Chinese manufacturers. Sylvanus is organizing an April workshop at UCLA on China's role in Africa.
AsiaMedia's focus on global dimensions will be evident on April 27 when it will screen a documentary film by Yahoo! News reporter Kevin Sites about his solo journeys across 22 war zones over a year.
Representatives of four Mexican political groupings discuss the limited participation of women in politics and seek to build on reforms.
CUNY's Mehdi Bozorgmehr, a sociology PhD from UCLA who directs a research center on both the Middle East and Middle Eastern Americans, explains the importance of religious identity in post-9/11 advocacy for groups affected by backlash.
A discussion among two Los Angeles Times editors, one historian, and a UCLA audience exposes gaps in expectations about how violence gets reported.
Because so many sources recording the war differed on reported facts, the war left international media and historians arguing over who started it and who the true victors of the war were, several speakers said. The UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies was a co-sponsor of this event, organized by the Comparative Literature Graduate Student Group.
"I tried to imagine what I would feel like if I had to move to Sweden at the age of 72 with uncertain residence status and my family left behind in my own country which was torn apart by war," writes UCLA Fulbright coordinator Ann Kerr in the Palisadian-Post.
A survey conducted by research director Shideh Hanassab of the Dashew Center for International Students and Scholars found widespread frustration with U.S. visa and immigration processes.
Under proposals submitted by Professors Andrew Apter and Rogers Brubaker, each with a collaborator at another campus, the Social Science Research Council will steer dissertation writers towards "Black Atlantic Studies" and "Rethinking Europe."
To call attention to ongoing violence in Darfur, committee plans week of events
The spread of nuclear weapons is a pressing issue the United States must recognize and address, experts said during a two-day conference on campus this week.
Ben Caldwell, a filmmaker, CalArts faculty member, and founder of a community arts organization, wants to change attitudes about language and race. Caldwell's guest lecture was part of a course on African Ethnographic Film taught by Professor David Blundell.
Professor Robert Buswell's election to the presidency of the Association for Asian Studies attracts attention from Korean-language media.
In an effort to establish a partnership based on education and research with Indian government officials, several University of California professors and administrators are traveling to India this weekend.
Lawyers and professors from around the country came together at UCLA on Feb. 9 to give their legal and historical perspectives on the topic of executive power.
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